The 25 Greatest Jewish Characters in Movies

15. Ian McKellen as Magneto in X-Men (2000)

Notable Jewish Moment: He bodies a bunch of Nazis with his superpowers.
Classic Quote: "Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more."

There are villains, and then there are super-villains, and then there's Magneto: A bad guy who fears the persecution of mutants because he lived through the Holocaust. Is he up to no good? Yes. But is he charming, brilliant, and full of good points that make you question who's really the good guy in this story? Absolutely. And making a villain out of a Jewish Holocaust survivor can't be easy. Especially one everyone really, really feels for.

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